Benny The Butcher has made a name for himself along with the rest of his acclaimed Griselda crew for bringing a sense of danger back to underground hip-hop. Alongside classic boom-bap production, Benny is a consummate practitioner of truly gritty and grimey street rap, coming from places of drug wars, shoot-em-ups, and urban hell.
Though Benny The Butcher and the rest of Griselda are boom-bap practitioners first, this is not to suggest that was always the case, or even that he would not be open to sound experimentation. Take Benny's 2016's 1 On A 1, which recasts his usual threads of city bleakness against comparatively contemporary trap beats. It's a well that Benny wouldn't return to, and stands out as a remarkably solid oddity in the Butcher's catalogue, featuring guest appearances from Rick Hyde, Klass Murda, and G Herbo among others, and of course; top-tier rhymes from the Butcher himself.